Certification Requirements

Certification of Application Form and Attached Documents

The application form and attached documents submitted to the Claims Conference must be certified by one of the following entities:

  • A notary public
  • German consulate
  • Bank
  • City/Town Hall
  • Jewish social service agency possessing a seal
  • Jewish community possessing a seal (in Central and Eastern Europe)
  • A local Claims Conference office or Claims Conference liaison office

For Israeli Residents ONLY:

  • Social service agency possessing a seal (such as amutot for the elderly, Amcha, Amigour,  Survivors Organizations)
  • Government office (such as Bituach Leumi)
  • Municipal authority
  • Social worker
  • Physician
  • Bank
  • German consulate
  • Lawyer